ESPON Data Navigator
The updated version of the ESPON Data Navigator aims at providing an easy access to regional statistical data sources to scientists, policy makers at European, national, regional or local level, statistical offices and the general public.
Users have the opportunity to search for data sources by country, theme and territorial scale or making use of an open search function by defining all three variables. Metadata information of available indicators is presented, covering among others the year, unit, source, contact details, access conditions as well as the link to the data itself.
Whereas European data providers such as EUROSTAT or the ESPON Database are valuable when aiming at composing harmonised European wide datasets and maps, the ESPON Data Navigator tool is especially useful in the situation where one either wants to find complementing datasets, benchmarking regions or filling gaps in a European wide dataset for a few countries or regions at a time.
The ESPON Data Navigator covers regional statistical data sources for 28 EU Member States plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Users can also find data sources for other European countries such as Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo under UNSCR 1244/99, Montenegro, Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey and Ukraine.
Moreover, the ESPON Data Navigator provides contact details of 41 National Statistical Offices and 41 Geographic Institutes. If available, the user can also search for national geographic datasets.
The handbook of the ESPON Data Navigator presents not just guidance on the various functionalities of the tool but also some practical examples.